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Dr. Hagen is an expert in assessing the performance of unconventional fuels in advanced internal combustion engines, including advanced emissions testing, control systems and sensor development. Unconventional fuels—e.g., biomass, tailored liquid hydrocarbons, shale gas, and renewable jet fuel—are integral to a future clean domestic energy portfolio.
Dr. Hagen joined OSU-Cascades from Colorado State University (CSU) where he was an assistant research professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Prior to joining the faculty at CSU, Dr. Hagen was a lead research engineer at the Chevron Energy Technology company where he investigated novel fuels for advanced internal combustion engines. His previous industry experience also includes working as an application engineer for Woodward, Inc., a global energy system solution provider.
Energy conversion, primarily combustion
Novel transportation fuels
Development of sensors for harsh environments
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Minor: Control Systems), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
M.S., Mechanical Engineering (Emphasis: Energy Conversion), Colorado State University, 2002
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (Minor: Manufacturing Management), Valparaiso University, 1997
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
The Combustion Institute (Interim At-Large Western States Section Executive Committee member)
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)